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Does chemotherapy impact fertility?

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Posted on Tue, 3 Jan 2017
Question: My wife had cancer and is now a 5 year survivor. We have been trying to have a child but cant. We have both gone to the fertility clinic and I (male) was told that all my soldiers were good amd marching fine. however we still cant have a child what do you suggest we should try next
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Answered by Dr. B. Radhakrishnan. Nair (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Details of cancer is not known

Detailed Answer:
Hi
GREETINGS
I understand your concern.
Have you done a semen analysis.? if not please get it done.
What type of cancer she had ?
we need to know that.Is her ovarian function normal? has she undergone any chemotherapy or radiotherapy?
Feel free to ask your doubts with more details.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. B. Radhakrishnan. Nair (1 hour later)
she did go through chemo and there was some damage. I did do a semen analysis and was told everything was good. My wife had breast cancer
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Answered by Dr. B. Radhakrishnan. Nair (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Ovarian function has to be done

Detailed Answer:
Hi
In that case her ovarian function has to be done.esply AMH and antral follicular count.
Is she on any hormones now?
I think you need to discuss with your oncologist regarding her fertility issues before planning treatment.Some patients will be on hormones after cancer breast treatments.
Hope my answer helps you.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Does chemotherapy impact fertility?

Brief Answer: Details of cancer is not known Detailed Answer: Hi GREETINGS I understand your concern. Have you done a semen analysis.? if not please get it done. What type of cancer she had ? we need to know that.Is her ovarian function normal? has she undergone any chemotherapy or radiotherapy? Feel free to ask your doubts with more details. Regards